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A 30-year-old female asked:

Ast is 54. i dont take meds or drink alcohol. how do i lower it? alt, alp and all other labs normal. concerned for cancer(liver, pancreas, ovary) or cirrhosis or nonalcoholic fatty liver?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
There are many possible causes, impossible to guess. With such minimal elevation, maybe nothing is wrong at all. If it persists, you'll need to see a physician in person for comprehensive evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
As I mentioned earlier, this mild elevation is not diagnostic of any disease. At this stage, it not a cause for concern. Talk to your doctor about repeating the test in 6 months or so. Wish you good health!
Last updated Oct 3, 2021


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